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Companions in Crime: The Social Aspects of Criminal Conduct by Mark Warr

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Companions in Crime: The Social Aspects of Criminal Conduct by Mark Warr

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Pages crisp and clear with tight binding. Ex-library markings to front pages and cover. Cover is worn. See images

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  •  Format - Paperback
  • Pages - 172

 

Synopsis

Criminologists often allude to 'peer influence' in explanations of crime and delinquency, but the meaning of that concept rarely receives careful attention. Companions in Crime organizes the extensive literature on peer influence and group delinquency into a coherent form for the first time. Chapters focus on the role of peers over the life course, the group nature of delinquent behaviour, and the applicability of peer influence for explaining the major features of delinquent behaviour. The most extensive chapter of the book examines possible mechanisms of peer influence and the evidence in favour of each. The principal thesis of Companions in Crime is that deviant behaviour is predominantly social behaviour, and criminologists must eventually determine the significance of that fact.

 

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